I am new here too. I am posting more for the fact to let you know that you are not alone. Long story short-my husband is also depressed and was planning to commit suicide last week. He came back from Iraq in May and so is dealing with ptsd and severe depression. I had the police find him because he wouldn't tell me where he was and they took him to the hospital. He was transferred to a psych unit and stayed for two days. He is home now, but in a very fragile state. He is taking his meds, but they obviously are not in effect yet. I am completely and utterly drained, so I understand where you are coming from. We have three kids so now I am responsible for not only their well-being, but my husband's as well. My best advice to you is to reach out to friends, family, your pastor, or whoever can be there to listen to you. Also, get some books and read up on depression. You may have already done all that, but that's what I am doing right now to get by. I think it just helps to know you are not alone, which is why I am on here in the first place! I hope for the best for you and your husband. I know I would not wish this situation on anyone. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever dealt with in my life. But just know there are others out there walking through the same crappy situation. Good luck to you!
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Good Morning. The first thing I would do would be to lose the text messaging and turn your phone off when your at work. Try sitting down with your husband and tell him how you feel.
My first husband followed me around.............everyone needs some space to just be alone. Also the texting must interefer with your job.
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 9/25/2008 3:34:14 AM (GMT-6)
Blueskies and Ksufan,
Your posts were great and I am glad to see you both making plans and understanding that you must take care of yourselves too.
Karen has adviced you well and I agree with her advice and words of wisdom.
Take care and know I am thinking of you